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Annual Reports


Photo credit: Div. 1: Dr Aurora Monzón, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party 1.01.12 Silviculture and Ungulates, in an informative action for hunters and students with an interest in the relationship of hunting and silviculture (workshop held on 25-27 September 2020 in Portugal). The workshop was organized to raise awareness of the importance of health surveillance of ‘big game meat’ / venison and to train hunters as game health observers. Photo credit: Aurora Monzón.

Special Issues, Proceedings, Presentations

  • Aldea, J., I. Barbeito, E. Holmström & M. Löf 2020 (eds.): Program and Book of Abstracts of the cancelled IUFRO conference Mixed species forests: Risks, resilience and management. Lund, Sweden 25-27 March 2020. Swedish University of Agricultural sciences, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Report 54. Book of Abstracts
  • Kuneš, I., M. Baláš & P. Lánský 2020: Structural and tree species diversification as a challenging task in forests of the air-polluted Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic. Mountain Research and Development 40 (2): D8–D16. doi:
  • del Rio, M., M. Löf, A. Bravo-Oviedo & H. Jactel (eds.) 2021: Mixed species forests. Risks, resilience and management. Forest Ecology and Management Special Issue, 24 peer-reviewed articles available online at
  • Sheppard J.P., J. Chamberlain, D. Agúndez, P. Bhattacharya, P.W. Chirwa, A. Gontcharov, W.C.J. Sagona, H.L. Shen, W. Tadesse & S. Mutke 2020: Sustainable forest management beyond the timber-oriented status quo: transitioning to co-production of timber and non-wood forest products – a global perspective. Current Forestry Reports, doi:10.1007/s40725-019-00107-1 open access at
  • Vacik, H. et al. 2020: Non-wood forest products in Europe. Ecology and management of mushrooms, tree products, understory plants and animal products. Outcomes of the COST Action FP1203 on European NWFPs. BoD Norderstedt. 414 pp. ISBN 978-3-7494-7546-9.
  • Forests in Science, Practice and Education - Conference on the centenary of the Faculty of Forestry, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW; Warsaw, Poland; 16-22 June 2019. Book of Abstracts
  • Lamb, D., Stanturf, J.A, Madsen, P. 2012. What is forest landscape restoration? Chap.1 In Stanturf, J.A., Madsen, P., Lamb, D. (eds). 2012. Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrating Social and Natural Sciences. Springer.
  • Presentations and posters from the conference Primeval Beech Forests - Reference Systems for the Management and Conservation of Biodiversity, Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services, 2013:
  • Presentations of papers and posters from the 16th IBFRA Conference: "Boreal Forests at Risk. From Boreal Science to Public Policy": 
  • Proceedings of the 7th Portuguese National Forest Conference "Forests - Knowledge and Innovation", 2013: J. Bento, J. Lousada, M.S. Patrício (eds), Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais. Livro de Resumos do 7º Congresso Florestal Nacional "Florestas - Conhecimento e Inovação", 5 a 8 de junho de 2013, Vila Real e Bragança (ISBN: 978-972-99656-3-0)
  • Special Issue of Forestry, volume 87, issue 1, January 2014. Includes 9 papers on the theme Uneven-aged forestry from the 1.05 Conference at Lincoln University in November 2012.
  • Special Issue of New Forests: Nutrient Dynamics of Planted Forests (44 (5), September 2013. Papers from a symposium held November 27–28, 2012 in Vancouver, Washington, USA and sponsored by IUFRO 1.01.03 (Temperate Forest Regeneration), 1.06.00 (Restoration of Degraded Sites), and 3.02.00 (Stand Establishment and Treatment).
  • Special issue of Silva Lus. vol. 21 no. Especial Lisboa jun. 2013
  • Stanturf, J.A., Madsen, P., Lamb, D. 2012. Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrating Social and Natural Sciences. Springer.
  • Stanturf, J.A., Madsen, P., Lamb, D. 2012. A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration. Springer.
  • Special issue of Forest Ecology and Management: "Old Forests, New Management". Volume 258, Issue 4, Pages 339-538. July 2009.
  • Special issue of Mountain Research and Development: "Mountain Forests in a Changing World". Volume 29, no 2. May, 2009.
  • Unasylva No. 231/232, Vol. 60, 1-2. Adapting to climate change. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome 2009.
  • Special issue of Journal of Forest Research : "Feasibility of silviculture for complex structures". Volume 15, Issue 1, February 2010.
  • Special issue of Forest Ecology and Management: "Adaption of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate". Volume 259, Issue 4, February 2010.
  • Special issue of Forest Policy and Economics: "Adapting Forest Policy and Planning to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change". Available in spring 2011.
  • Nilsson, U., U. Johansson & J.P. Skovsgaard (eds.) 2009: SPRUCE 2009. Abstract Volume. International conference on spruce in the context of global change: ecology, silviculture, forest products, management risks and conservation practices, held in Halmstad, Sweden, 31 August – 3 September 2009. IUFRO and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 56 pp.
  • Special issue of Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research: "Ecology and silviculture of SPRUCE". Available in spring 2011.
  • Special issue of Forest Ecology and Management: "The Ecology and Silviculture of Beech: from Gene to Landscape". Volume 259, Issue 11, May 2010.
  • Papers of the Future of Beech. Pp. 89 – 200 in: 'Acta Sylvatica et Lignaria Hungarica', Volume 6, 2010.
  • Book of Abstracts from the International Scientific Symposium "Is There a Future for Beech – Changes, Impacts and Answers", held in Varazdin, Croatia, October 27-28, 2010. 200 pp. (At:

Publications of interest

Hemery, G. & J.P. Skovsgaard 2018: Silvology: redefining the biological science for the study of forests. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 112: 128–131. Article for download. © The Royal Forestry Society,


Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems
Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change

Edited by Christian Messier, Klaus J. Puettmann, and K. David Coates
Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

This book links the emerging concepts of complexity, complex adaptive system (CAS) and resilience to forest ecology and management. It explores how these concepts can be applied in various forest biomes of the world with their different ecological, economic and social settings, and history. Individual chapters stress different elements of these concepts based on the specific setting and expertise of the authors. Regions and authors have been selected to cover a diversity of viewpoints and emphases, from silviculture and natural forests to forest restoration, and from boreal to tropical forests.
The chapters show that there is no single generally applicable approach to forest management that applies to all settings. The first set of chapters provides a global overview of how complexity, CAS and resilience theory can benefit researchers who study forest ecosystems. A second set of chapters provides guidance for managers in understanding how these concepts can help them to facilitate forest ecosystem change and renewal (adapt or self-organize) in the face of global change while still delivering the goods and services desired by humans. The book takes a broad approach by covering a variety of forest biomes and the full range of management goals from timber production to forest restoration to promote the maintenance of biodiversity, quality of water, or carbon storage.
For list of contents and more information, see